Hyde Correctional Institution

Hyde Correctional Institution is a minimum-security prison for male inmates that is located in Fairfield, North Carolina. It is managed by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and can house approximately 648 inmates.

Hyde Correctional Institution opened as a medium-security institution for adult males in 1997. A minimum-security unit was added in 1999. In 2019, the facility was converted totally to a minimum-security facility.

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Visiting Hours and Rules


To prevent the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), prison visitation was suspended as of Monday, March 16, 2020. Visitation will resume when conditions are deemed safe.

Regular Visiting Hours

Visitation is by appointment only. All visitors must have an approved application and be on the offender’s visitation list. Visitation appointments can be made up to 14 days in advance, but not less than 48 hours in advance. Please contact the Visitation Officer at 252-352-2747 or 252-352-2744 to schedule an appointment.

Calls to schedule appointments will be taken on Mondays and Tuesdays between 9:00 am and 11:00 am and 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. They will also take calls for appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 11:00 am and noon and between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Family Visitation Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 

Offenders cannot have visits when assigned to restrictive housing.

Visiting Application

The first step in the visiting process is to complete an application and have it approved. Your inmate must send you a blank application for each adult and minor who wishes to visit. After you complete your application, you must return it to the Hyde Correctional Institution.

Click here for more detailed information about visiting an inmate at Hyde Correctional Institution.

Dress Code

You must follow the visitors dress code or you will not be allowed to visit with your inmate. All visitors are required to wear shirts and closed-toed shoes (no flip-flops or stilettos).

  • Halter tops, bare midriffs, strapless tops, tube tops, bodysuits, underwear-type T-shirts, tank tops, or sleeveless shirts or dresses that are inappropriately revealing (a sleeveless shirt or dress is considered inappropriately revealing when the female breast or lingerie can be seen), fishnet shirts, or any type of shirt or pants made with see-through fabric are NOT allowed to be worn by any visitor (male or female).
  • Visitors may wear Bermuda-length shorts provided they are not more than three inches above the kneecap.
  • Females may wear dresses or skirts, but they may not be more than three inches above the kneecap. Slits in skirts and dresses may not be more than three inches above the kneecap. Dresses and skirts for pre-teens may be shorter than three inches above the kneecap.
  • Any shirt or other articles of clothing with a picture or language that may be considered profane or offensive by current public standards or Adult Correction standards, or considered STG (gang) related will not be allowed.
  • Wave caps, doo rags, and bandanas are not allowed.
  • Slacks and pants are to be worn at or above the waist.
  • Spandex clothing is prohibited.

All visitors must successfully satisfy the metal detection, and pat and frisk procedures. Proper identification for adults and children must be provided. All identification cards must be current. 

Foods, drinks, bags, purses, and coin purses are not allowed to enter the facility. Visitors may bring in small denomination bills and change to purchase food and drink from the vending machines.  

Physical Address

Hyde Correctional Institution
620 Prison Road
Fairfield, NC 27826

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/ErkrSXsWwMPYNFC68

General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, OPUS Number
Hyde Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 278
Swan Quarter, NC 27885

Hyde Correctional Institution encourages family and friends to write to their incarcerated loved ones. For security reasons, all incoming mail is checked to see if it contains any illegal or unauthorized items.

All inmate mail should be addressed so that the full name and OPUS number of the inmate appears on the envelope. For information about sending packages to an inmate, click here.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Hyde Correctional Institution, but the inmates do usually have access to phones during daytime hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in North Carolina, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to your inmate at Hyde CI through JPay and MoneyGram. All North Carolina state prisons require that you be on the inmate’s approved visitor list to send funds.

The quickest way to send money with your credit or debit card is going online and using JPay.com. Or, download the JPay mobile app from the Apple App Store (for iPhones) or Google Play (for Android phones).

You can also send money by phone using your credit or debit card. Call (800) 574-5729 to speak with a live JPay call center agent 24/7.

Money Orders
Money orders must be made payable to JPay and sent with a deposit slip to: 
P.O. Box 173070
Hialeah, FL 33017

Money order deposit slip available in English here.
Hoja de Depósito para Giros Bancarios disponible en Español aquí.

To make a cash deposit, visit any MoneyGram agent location (including all Walmarts and CVS Pharmacies), and use code 1224. Visit JPay.com to get a list of nearby MoneyGram locations.

Programs For Inmates

Hyde CI provides a variety of programs for offenders including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Career Readiness, Anger Management, Reaching out from Within, Thinking for a Change, and Father Accountability. In collaboration with Beaufort Community College, the facility provides Adult Basic Education, General Education Development, ForkLift and Horticulture classes.

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Careers at Hyde Correctional Institution

If you are interested in a career with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety and would like to work at the Hyde Correctional Institution, you can find out more information by clicking here.